Excel Protected View is a mode that allows users to open files while disabling most editing features. If you cannot open an Excel file in Protected View, there’s reasonable evidence to indicate the file is coming from an unsafe location. Or that it could be malware-ridden.
How do you open an Excel file that is in Protected View?
This can be done by using the Open in Protected View option:
- Click File > Open.
- On the Open dialog box, click the arrow next to the Open button.
- From the list, click Open in Protected View.
How do I stop the file couldn’t open in Protected View?
Open your MS Word or Excel application.
- Next, select the File tab.
- Click Options to open a Settings window.
- Select Trust on the left side of the window.
- Click the Trust Center Settings button.
- Select Protected View on the left of the Trust Center window.
- Then deselect all the selected Enable Protected View checkboxes.
What does Cannot open in Protected View mean?
An Excel workbook having in Protected View mode only enables users to read the workbook but doesn’t provide any access to edit or manipulate any data.
How do you remove protection from an Excel document?
Open the workbook that you want to change or remove the password for. On the Review tab, click Protect Sheet or Protect Workbook. Click Unprotect Sheet or Protect Workbook and enter the password. Clicking Unprotect Sheet automatically removes the password from the sheet.
How do I turn off Protected View in Excel Windows 10?
To switch off Protected View, change the settings in the Excel Trust Center.
- In the Ribbon, select File > Options > Trust Center.
- Select Trust Center Settings, and then select Protected View.
- Remove the check marks from the three check boxes in Protected View.
- Click OK to save the changes.
How do I change a protected Excel spreadsheet?
To modify an existing editable range, select it in the Ranges unlocked by a password when sheet is protected box, and then click Modify. To delete an editable range, select it in the Ranges unlocked by a password when sheet is protected box, and then click Delete.